The Canadian film industry is constantly recruiting new talented creators. One might consider a career in film directing as we enter the social media world. The cyberspace freedom has enabled all film directors to express themselves without boundaries. They are often placed in management positions that enable decision-making for the production of a movie or short film. Executive producers work with film directors from the beginning phases to the final development of any episode. This type of field is accessible to anyone who pursues professions such as script-writing, acting, teaching, assisting stage managers, screening reviewers, critics or project supervisors of dramatic theatrical arts. Some film directors earn a bachelor’s degree at film school prior to leaping into the leadership realm.
Television studios, advertising firms and small-scale independent movie companies invite film directors to apply for work every season.
This job seems demanding, however, it is absolutely rewarding as a career. Important messages need to be interpreted for the public through entertainment or education. Duties include choosing a cast, determining the method of shooting scenes, running auditions and making final arrangements for movie releases based on a set budget. Camera, sound and lighting are only small parts of the process. The photography, sets, costumes, music, cutting film and collaborating the pieces are all important factors of the finalization of any motion picture.
EDUCATIONAL COURSES RECOMMENDED:
Online Learning Option – Study.com
Undergraduate B.A. – Film Production – CreativeSkillSet.com
Film-making Courses on Lynda.com
Film Studies – Carleton University
Arts Zone Course – Cinema Studies Institute – Innis College – University of Toronto
Production Course – Vancouver Film School
Production Program – Toronto Film School
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Salaries may vary given that this type of career involves project-based work or privately funded initiatives.
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